Marlins Home Opener Canceled After 10 Players Test Positive For COVID

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The Miami Marlins home opener scheduled for today has been canceled after a total of 10 players and two coaches have tested positive for COVID, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The Marlins are still in Philadelphia where they finished a three-game series Sunday against the Phillies with an 11-6 win.

This news will have a ripple effect through baseball with the Yankees scheduled to play tonight in Philadelphia. Baltimore was scheduled to be in Miami today and tomorrow before going back to Baltimore to start a two-game set against Miami. The Marlins reportedly used the Phillies visiting clubhouse all weekend so you’d have to assume the Yankees won’t want to use that space.

Don Mattingly says the decision was made to fly home today and arrive a few hours ahead of the game against Baltimore:

The Marlins’ decision to postpone their flight home was made with family members in mind.

“We were more comfortable flying as a group later,” Mattingly said. “We’re talking about these guys traveling back home to their families and their kids, and it’s the reason we want to be safe.”

Now Rob Manfred needs to step up with a disaster plan MLB should’ve been working on since March. What do you do with the Yankees? What do you do with the O’s-Marlins series? Are the Marlins forced to call up reserves? Step on up Rob. Let’s get this figured out. First pitch is in a few hours.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. I wish people would stop running around like a chicken whose head was cut off everytime someone tests positive. The answer isn’t to shut everything down and hide. The answer is to continue on with precaution. If you feel Ill you should quarantine. If not, play on

    • This right here.

      The only way to get back to normal is to get back to normal and QUIT FREAKING OUT with every positive test. Unless you’re old or sick, it ain’t a big deal.

      All these freakouts do is perpetuate the panic among low information people.

      Let go of the panic.

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